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Insiders Trading RSG NLY TUMI JBHT

By Jonathan Moreland, founder of Insider Insights and author of Profit From Legal Insider Trading.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It is a victory for common sense. Tracking the trading behavior of company executives, directors and large shareholders in the stocks of firms they're registered in as "insiders" has proven to be profitable, according to both academic studies and (more importantly) the experience of professional investors.

Below are lists of the top 10 mainly open-market insider purchases and sales filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday, November 15, 2012 as ranked by dollar value. Please note, however, that these are only factual lists, not buy and sell recommendations. Dollar value is only one metric to assess the importance of an insider transaction, and, frankly, often not even the most important metric that determines if an insider transaction is significant.

At InsiderInsights.com, we find new investment ideas just about every day using these and more intricate insider screens to determine where we should focus our subsequent fundamental and technical analysis. And while stocks don't (or shouldn't) move up or down based on insider activity alone, insiders tend to be good indicators of when real stock-moving events like earnings surprises, corporate actions, and new products may be in the offing.

So use these regular Top Insider Trades columns as the initial research tools they are meant to be, and click the links in the tables to analyze a company's or insider's full insider history. Also feel free to contact us with any questions on our proprietary insider data, and how it is best analyzed.

Republic Svc. (RSG) Cascade Investment BO 8,140,552 218,166,800
AGCO (AGCO) Srinivasan Mallika DIR 501,590 21,815,387
Janus Capital (JNS) Dai Ichi Life Ins BO 2,366,363 18,910,570
VMware (VMW) EMC BO 92,840 7,995,876
Aware (AWRE) Ronin Capital DIR 1,000,000 6,000,000
Annaly Cap. Mgt (NLY) Keyes Kevin PR 100,000 1,390,000
Tuesday Morn (TUES) Becker Steven R DIR 211,435 1,193,824
Nustar Gp (NSH) Greehey William E DIR,BO 33,155 866,748
Barnes (B) Benanav Gary G DIR 34,830 719,240
Dgse Cos (DGSE) Ntr Metals BO 98,200 569,097
Source: Insider Insights
TUMI (TUMI) Dhc BO 11,275,975 237,923,072
Armstrong Wld (AWI) Armstrong Wld Asbestos BO 4,016,409 196,643,392
Mastercard (MA) Mastercard Foundation BO 28,389 13,213,546
JB Hunt (JBHT) Garrison Earl Wayne DIR 100,000 5,980,630
L.V. Sands (LVS) Leven Michael A PR,CEO,DIR 129,035 5,548,518
Aware (AWRE) Stafford S.Y. BO 678,866 4,073,196
AON (AON) McGill Stephen P CB,CEO 71,000 3,989,078
Pac Cap (PCBC) Knopf Roger C DIR 54,973 2,521,499
P Morris (PM) Camilleri Louis C CB,CEO,DIR 25,000 2,110,000
Artio (ART) Gam Holding BO 875,000 1,793,750
Source: Insider Insights

Key to Titles: A=Assistant, AI=Affiliated Investor, AO=Accounting Officer, BD=Business Development, BO=Beneficial Owner, CAO=Chief Accounting Officer, CB=Chairman, CCO=Chief Compliance Officer, CEO=Chief Executive Officer, CFO=Chief Financial Officer, CIO=Chief Information Officer, CO=Compliance Officer, COO=Chief Operating Officer, CT=Controller, CTO=Chief Technology Officer, DIR=Director, EVP=Executive Vice President, F=Founder, FO=Financial Officer, GC=General Counsel, HR=Human Resources, IO=Information Officer, IR=Investor Relations, LO=Legal Officer, MD=Managing Director, O=Officer, OO=Operating Officer, PR=President, PT=Partner, REL=Relative of an insider, SEC=Secretary, SH=Shareholder, SO=Sales Officer, TO=Technology Officer, TR=Treasurer, TT=Trustee, VCB=Vice Chairman, VP=Vice President, X=Ex Officer or other title displayed.

Stock quotes in this article: RSG, NLY, TUMI, JBHT 

Jonathan Moreland is the founder of InsiderInsights.com, which produces a weekly newsletter and offers professional screening and alerting tools to analyze a proprietary, real-time insider data feed. He is also the principal of Insider Asset Management, a registered investment advisor in New York. Mr. Moreland has been analyzing insider data professionally for two decades and has been a contributor to TheStreet.com since 2001. A fundamental analyst with an MBA in finance, Mr. Moreland long ago identified insider data as an excellent first screen to determine where to focus his research efforts. He is quoted frequently in the media for his insider analysis and stock recommendations stemming from it. He is also author of Profit From Legal Insider Trading.

Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. While he cannot provide investment advice or recommendations, Moreland appreciates your feedback; click here to send him an email.

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